Jerry Leiber News

Date of Birth: April 25, 1933
Date of Death: August 22, 2011 (78)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: GOOD TIMES ABOUND AT SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Show Palace Dinner TheatreBWW Review: GOOD TIMES ABOUND AT SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Show Palace Dinner Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Aug 28, 2017

From the first note of In The Neighborhood coming from the fire escape on the side stage to the incredible finale of Stand By Me, center stage in front of a door stoop, only one word could describe the high-energy, powerhouse performances in Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller at Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson: Wow. On opening night, you tend to expect some potential jitters, but this nine-member cast was, in another single word, perfection. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 5, 2017Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 5, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release New Single 'Panic Attack'Brian May and Kerry Ellis Release New Single 'Panic Attack'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The new single from Brian May and Kerry Ellis, 'PANIC ATTACK', released June 14 by Sony Music, is a heart-felt paean for hope and positivity in the darkest times, both personal and worldly. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Comes to Broadway By the BaySMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Comes to Broadway By the Bay
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Broadway By the Bay continues its 2017 Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, the Songs of Lieber and Stoller. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE runs June 2nd through June 18th at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City (2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA). (more...)

Come OUT This June with Theatre Raleigh's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFECome OUT This June with Theatre Raleigh's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Join Theatre Raleigh and the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe on June 8th as they celebrate OUT Night with a special ticket for a one of a kind experience for a good cause! Tickets are selling quickly for Smokey Joe's Cafe which runs May 31st through June 11th at the Kennedy Theatre. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2017

Meanwhile, you can cast your eyes toward today's photogenic cover models, the lovely and talented Cooper and his human, Nashville actress/designer Ashley Wolfe - both of them are pretty swell, in our estimation (even deserving of a Tony Award), and while we worry about them taking selfies while driving and while catching up on the theatrical news every morning, we are assured they were at a full stop when this photo was snapped. In fact, according to the human member of the duo she hadn't yet turned her key to the on position. (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE OpensPhoto Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe! (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Announces Casting for Summer SeriesTheatre Raleigh Announces Casting for Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theatre Raleigh's Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady announces the casting for  their Summer Series at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Season tickets are on-sale now and individual tickets will be available on May 1. (more...)

Prolific Composer Alan Menken to Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer AwardProlific Composer Alan Menken to Receive Prestigious Johnny Mercer Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Songwriters Hall of Fame announced today that Alan Menken will be the 2017 recipient of the esteemed Johnny Mercer Award at the 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 15th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEFlat Rock Playhouse presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe!  Performing the Music of the great Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, the band will be jumpin' and the joint will begin to swing until everyone in the historic barn theatre is singin' and dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock!  As the first large-scale musical production of the 2017 Mainstage Series, Smokey Joe's Cafe will run on the Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock from April 21st through May 13th, featuring a cast of nine spectacular performers and a rockin' band of six musicians who will bring down the house with this musical masterpiece. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/05/2017Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW - Mar 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/05/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Brian May and Kerry Ellis Announce Release of New AlbumBrian May and Kerry Ellis Announce Release of New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Brian May and Kerry Ellis have announced the forthcoming release of a new much anticipated second studio album, titled 'GOLDEN DAYS'. (more...)

Cloak & Dagger Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFECloak & Dagger Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for Philadelphia (more...)

Mike Stoller and Corky Hale to Host Italia Film FestivalMike Stoller and Corky Hale to Host Italia Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Legendary songwriter Mike Stoller and his wife, musician-singer Corky Hale, will chair the 12th edition of the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, which runs Feb. 19-25 at the Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., opening with Gianfranco Rossi's Oscar-nominated documentary "Sea of Fire."  The festival puts Italian cinema in the spotlight through a series of premieres, screening retrospectives and exhibitions, and Rossi will be presented with a special L.A. Italia Award as "Master of Documentary". (more...)

Steve Tyrell to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with STANDARD TIMESteve Tyrell to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with STANDARD TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes back Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, for four performances only: Thursday, March 30 (8 p.m.); Friday, March 31 (8 p.m.); Saturday, April 1 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, April 2 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 2/05/2017Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Nashville (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 1/29/2017Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Nashville (more...)

Town Hall Theatre's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Showcases Local TalentTown Hall Theatre's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Showcases Local Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the next show in its 2016-2017 Season, the show-stopping, Tony-nominated musical revue, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller. (more...)

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